Higher Education Webinars

These on-demand recorded webinars will give you ideas and insights that you can use use to drive your education programs forward.

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    Using Analytics to Increase Student Retention

    It’s clear that analytics play a critical role driving student success – but to become actionable, data needs to be synthesized, interpreted and presented in digestible reports. The Iowa Community College Online Consortium is tackling the challenge of increasing...

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    Self-Paced Learning and the College Completion Agenda

    46% of U.S. college students do not graduate on time. What is stopping them? In this webinar, we will explore the issues that prevent many students from obtaining college degrees. We will discuss one way in which students can...

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    Service Learning: Improving Education and Communities

    Join members of the Pearson Service Learning Advisory Board, representing career colleges across the country, for a peer-to-peer discussion on the benefits of career college service learning programs, including enhancement of student learning and impact on student / graduate...

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    Creating a Culture of Assessment to Increase Student Achievement
    Kimberly Thompson, Academic Trainer & Consultant, Pearson eCollege

    College faculty and administrators are increasingly called upon to demonstrate the learning outcomes achieved by their students and graduates. “Proving” that learning has taken place is no simple matter, but it is possible. Embedding assessment processes into your organization’s...

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    Introduction to Short Courses: How to Build a Short Course Business
    Tom Darling, National Director of Workforce Education, Pearson

    What are the key strategies to building a short course business? Why are short courses important to my business and how do they fit within my overall financial model? This webinar will explore the key strategies to building a...

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    Target Marketing on a Tight Budget
    Tom Darling, National Director of Workforce Education, Pearson Education

    College Administration is placing increasing emphasis and pressure on workforce development professionals to generate more enrollments, generate greater profit, and do so on an increasingly smaller budget. This webinar will provide best practices for making the most out of...

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    A+ Exam: Examining New Testing Strategies and Preparatory Solutions

    Join the Pearson IT Certification team for an informative look at the changes in the new CompTIA A+ Exam! The new CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 now includes performance-based questions which will require exam candidates to perform a task...

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    Improving and Personalizing Online Courseware

    As an educator, you know that course design can be difficult and time-consuming. Growing demand for accountability and improved academic performance means that now, more than ever, efficient and high-quality instructional design is a priority. Wouldn’t you like to...

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    The Logistics of Implementation — Scheduling Online Workforce Courses
    Tom Darling, National Director of Workforce Education, Pearson

    What are recommended strategies for scheduling online short courses? What are recommended approaches to offering short courses in a blended format? How do I find and hire instructors? This webinar will provide best practices and recommendations for scheduling online...

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    Marketing Short Courses: How to Build a Short Course Business
    Tom Darling, National Director of Workforce Education, Pearson

    How is marketing different for short courses than it is for degree programs? How can the two be complementary to one another? This webinar will explore key strategies for marketing short courses and capitalizing on marketing dollars already spent...

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    Addressing the College Readiness Crisis: Innovative Strategies for Developmental Education

    In this webinar, key academic leaders from Cleveland State Community College and West Virginia University at Parkersburg share their experiences in thinking outside of the box to create enhanced developmental education programs that serve students in a personalized manner...

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    Workforce Education with Pearson
    Tom Darling, National Director of Workforce Education, Pearson

    This event will begin with a presentation covering the national workforce education environment, including legislative and educational developments, followed by a more in-depth view of workforce education in New York, integrating labor market data from our partnership with Monster.com....

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    Accelerating College Readiness with MyFoundationsLab
    Ann Voorheis, Dean of Developmental and General Education, Baker College Online

    Ann Voorheis, Dean of Developmental and General Education Baker College Online, will share her experience with the challenges Baker College Online was facing in college readiness, what prompted them to address the situation, how they are partnering with Pearson...

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    The Dream Online Course — When Brains and Beauty Collide

    As an educator, you are well aware of the growing demand for accountability and improved academic performance and that now, more than ever, efficient and high-quality instructional design is a priority. But so is student engagement. Imagine if you...

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    Adaptive Learning: The Future of Education, Right Now
    Jessica Nepom, Implementation Manager, Platform Programs, Knewton

    Adaptive learning technologies offer a scalable solution that addresses remediation, increased student retention, and scheduling constraints by analyzing information about the performance and abilities of each student. Using this information, schools can develop personalized learning paths, recommend next steps...

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    Externship Best Practices: How to Improve Employment Outcomes

    Pearson invites you to join Dr. Connie Johnson, Chief Academic Officer at Colorado Technical University and Ann Cross of the Sparrow Group for an interactive and engaging webinar on how to standardize and implement institutional best practices for Externship...

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    Beyond a Single Course: Launching Complete Programs Online

    Join Randy Bullis, J.D., Director of Online Education at Career Point College and Pearson Learning Solutions for a discussion around the growth and development of complete online programs. Hear first-hand how Bullis established results-driven courses in Career Point College’s...

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    Adaptive Learning: Exploring Implementation Best Practices
    Jessica Nepom, Implementation Manager, Platform Programs, Knewton

    The positive impact adaptive learning has on higher education is evident – this technology is helping students better understand what they are learning, while identifying areas in which remediation is needed and providing that guided experience through learning content....

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    Course Design with Accreditation in Mind

    The growing demand for accountability in the higher education industry has created new challenges for institutions. Accrediting agencies are holding schools accountable for the implementation of learning outcomes that are evidence-based while the Federal Government adds to the pressure...

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    College and Career Readiness: Improving Outcomes through Personalization

    In this webinar, key academic leaders from Athens Technical College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College share insights into creating enhanced developmental education programs that serve students in a personalized manner to accelerate remediation. Leveraging a partnership with Pearson, the...

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    Online Tutoring — Improve Retention with Early Student Success

    Student retention and success is a key component to the growth of any private sector and career college program. Online tutoring has been proven to help students overcome academic challenges and enhance course persistence. Join Pearson, Smarthinking, and Colorado...

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    Theory to Practice: Creating a Measurable Service Learning Program

    Service Learning has long been a source of enhanced student learning and increased community engagement. Join members of the Pearson Service Learning Advisory Board, representing private sector and career colleges from across the country, as they discuss best practices...

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    Higher Education and Employers — Thrive Together or Perish Apart
    Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Gallup Education

    A recent survey by the Lumina Foundation and Gallup Education reported 97% of those surveyed feel that post-high school education is important to getting a good job. Despite this, few believe that those who have a post-high school credential are...

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    LX Design: Using Evidence to Ignite Learner Experience

    Learner experience (LX) design, a key aspect of learning science, is both rooted in and relies upon evidence. In this event a panel of industry experts, including Dr. Chris Hoadley, associate professor in the Educational Communication and Technology Program...

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    Competencies, Not Credits: Perspectives from Northern Arizona University

    The credit hour is the lingua franca of higher education.  From graduation requirements to financial aid allocation and more, the concept has valuable uses. But is the credit hour the best way to determine student learning? A recent proliferation...

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    CourseConnect: Online Courses with YOUR Needs in Mind

    Whether you are running an entire department, teaching full time, or a first time adjunct instructor, you want your online course experience to be a direct reflection of yourself and your institution. During this event a panel of your...

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    Jobipedia.org — Connecting Students & Graduates to Hiring Experts at Large Employers
    Mike McGuiness, Jobipedia.org, HR Policy Association

    In 2013, over 1.7 million students will graduate and begin the daunting process of looking for a job. During this engaging webinar with Jobipedia.org, you’ll learn about their new tool designed to make the job hunt easier and more effective....

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    Open Badges Connect College and Careers
    Peter Janzow, Senior Director and Open Badges Lead, Acclaim

    According to Gallup Education, 87 percent of Americans support receiving credit for skills learned outside of the classroom and 75 percent support being evaluated and receiving credit for knowledge and skills they already possess. At the same time, learning...

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    Joining Forces to Transform Developmental Education – Tennessee’s Story

    During this interactive webinar, key leaders representing Tennessee’s high schools, community colleges, and public higher education system share their experiences around transforming developmental education.  Watch, and you’ll discover how Chattanooga State Community College, Cleveland State Community College, and Meigs...

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    The Time Is Now: Success Strategies for Latino Students

    The number of Latino college students has been on a steady climb since the mid-2000s with enrollments spiking by nearly 25% between 2009 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growing population faces a unique set of educational...

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    Designing Your Open Digital Badge Ecosystem

    According to the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, higher education providers are producing more graduates than ever before, yet fewer than half of new graduates or employers believe that they are adequately prepared for entry-level positions. Additionally, employers are looking...

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    Assessing College & Career Readiness: A More Holistic Approach

    Recent studies from the Community College Research Center show that the use of a single test score for placement into Developmental Education is creating high rates of severe placement errors.  Students are being both under-placed and over-placed into Math...

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    Leading Outcomes with Leading Indicators: Improving Student & Institutional Success
    Mary Klingman Adkinson, Academic Strategist for Institutional Efficacy, Pearson

    We are experiencing an unprecedented level of interest and investment in education, coupled with technology advancements that allow educators to connect with students at a personalized level in real-time. This means we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help people...

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    Driving Students and Institutional Success with Premium Technical Support

    In the online learning environment, time is critical and users can be frustrated easily by technical problems that prevent them from taking full advantage of your learning resources. During this Campus Technology hosted webinar, discover how UMassOnline and Adventist...

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    Foundations & Frameworks for Successful Competency-Based Programs

    Considered to be a progressive new movement in higher education, competency-based education helps reach many non-traditional students that are not currently being served through traditional degree programs. Focusing on competencies derived from the skills proven to be most relevant...

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    Accelerating Degree Attainment: The Case for Credit for Prior Learning

    One in five Americans of working age has some college credit but has not completed a degree, and yet earning a post-secondary degree or credential is becoming a prerequisite for the majority of jobs of the new economy. Non-traditional...

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    The State of State Authorization and Professional Licensure
    Online

    This webinar for higher education institutions offering distance education includes information on the proposed federal regulations pertaining to state authorization and the current status of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement). Professional licensure requirements, with an emphasis on the future...

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    From Colleges to Careers: Sharing Competencies through Open Badges
    Pete Janzow, Senior Director and Open Badges Lead, Acclaim

    Badges are digital credentials representing skills, interests and achievements earned by an individual through specific projects, educational experiences, or other activities. As the use of open badges in education and training is growing rapidly, badges are emerging as an...

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    Beyond the Headlines: A Decision-Making Rubric for the Next Phase of Online Program Growth
    Online

    In this webinar, academic leaders from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Ohio University will discuss the key market forces that are present today, and how universities can best position their prospective degrees in the online market. Panelists...

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    Are you CBE Ready? Assessing Your Competency-Based Education Program Readiness
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    Join Pearson’s Instructional Technologist, Ted Curran, as he shares an important framework and readiness assessment tool for creating and sustaining successful online competency-based education programs. In this interactive Google Hangout, presenters will detail the essential components of an effective...

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    Managing the Firehose: Keeping up with Technology and Information Literacy for 21st Century Teaching and Learning
    Kevin Gaugler, Marist College

    Participants will discuss strategies for personal learning, information management as well as approaches to information literacy in the language classroom.  

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    Language Program Direction in the Digital Age
    Gillian Lord, University of Florida

    This session explores ideas for how LPDs and instructors might consider their program’s needs and offers guidance as they increasingly move toward the creation and implementation of a completely digital curriculum.  

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    Harnessing the Power of Mobile Devices: Learning Catalytics
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    Bob Hemmer, Pearson

    Learning Catalytics is a “bring your own device” learner engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system that allows instructors to create a variety of activities that promote interaction and communication, deliver them to learners via mobile devices and receive feedback...

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    Tackling Interaction In, Around, and About: Digital Games to Facilitate L2 Learning
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    Julie Sykes, University of Oregon

    Drawing on parallels from second language acquisition and game design, this session explores ways in which digital games can facilitate meaningful interaction in second language teaching and learning.  

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    To Flip or not to Flip: A Discussion about a Beginning Spanish Class Using the Flipped Model
    Paloma Lapuerta, Central Connecticut State University

    Presentation will be conducted in Spanish. Discussion will include ideas on how to facilitate instruction using the flipped model and how to get students motivated and engaged.  

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    The Nuts and Bolts of Flipping the Classroom and Initial Results
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    Marta Tecedor Cabrera, exas Tech University

    The session presents the goals of the department in flipping the classroom, the problems they were trying to solve, and then contrasts their beginning courses before and after flipping the classroom.  

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    Flipping and Blending the Language Classroom: Experiment or New Standard?
    Mary Ellen Scullen, University of Maryland, College Park

    The presenter will share best practices in flipping and blending French, German and Spanish classes, as well as data about the effectiveness and student/instructor satisfaction with the new paradigm.  

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    Fast Track to Valuable Badges: Connecting Learning to Jobs
    Pete Janzow, Senior Director and Open Badges Lead, Acclaim

    The majority of future job openings will require some postsecondary education and it’s no secret that there is a greater need to prove that higher education is leading to employability. Serving almost half of undergraduates in the U.S., community...

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    Inverted Statistics
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    Mike Sullivan, III, Joliet Junior College

    Mike Sullivan, III, is currently a full-time professor of mathematics and statistics at Joliet Junior College. Mike has written numerous textbooks in addition to his Introductory Statistics series, including a Developmental Math series with Kathy Struve and Janet Mazzarella,...

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    How Bill Simmons, the Amish, and Edwin Porter Helped Flip My Classroom
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    Dr. Matt Stolzfus, The Ohio State University

    Dr. Matt Stolzfus is an accomplished chemistry lecturer at The Ohio State University. He implements the “flipping the classroom” lecture approach, which has garnered media attention from NPR, ESPN, Inside Higher Ed, and Apple. Part of the Flipping the...

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    Using the MyLab/Mastering Feature, Learning Catalytics, to Create an Interactive Classroom
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    Brian Lukoff is an educator, technology designer, and engineer with a passion for assessment and innovation. He’s Program Director for Learning Catalytics at Pearson. Part of the Flipping the Classroom webinar series

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    One Digital Repository: Many Possibilities
    Jonathon Sweetin, NCLOR System Administrator

    The North Carolina Learning Object Repository Digital content is multiplying by the second. But what value does content have if you can’t find and access it effectively? With a philosophy of open sharing, North Carolina educators envisioned a one–stop...

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    Quantitative Reasoning: A Program for Student Success
    Eric Gaze

    Eric Gaze will present implementation ideas and best practices for creating a new quantitative reasoning course. He’ll also discuss teaching using spreadsheets, even without a computer classroom. And he’ll explore some of the cutting edge functionality built into his...

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    The Evolution of the Trigsted eText Series
    Kirk Trigsted

    In this presentation, author Kirk Trigsted will take you on a journey through the evolution of his innovative eText series. He will share some best practices that will illustrate how his students, and students from many other colleges and...

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    How Gender Matters in American Politics
    Dr. Alixandra B. Yanus

    The 2016 presidential election could bring the first female candidate at the top of a presidential ticket. This victory would represent tremendous symbolic progress for women in American politics. Significant gender gaps, however, still remain in other areas of...

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    Cycles of Learning: Discover, Engage, Reflect
    George Woodbury

    Join George Woodbury to learn about new ways to actively engage students. George will introduce the cycles of learning that he uses in his classes, along with how he uses digital tools to support these cycles. He has been...

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    Thinking Culturally: Teaching Human Development in a Globalized World
    Dr. Jeffery Jensen Arnett, Research Professor in the Department of Psychology

    With human societies becoming increasing connected through travel, trade, and migration, it is important for today’s students to have a perspective that includes an awareness of globalization and the diversity of forms that human development takes around the world....

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    The Roberts Court: A New Constitutional Revolution in the Making?
    Dr. Karen O'Connor

    In this talk, we will take a look at the Court’s role in changing or redistributing the politics of who gets what. How is the expansion of rights to big companies at the sacrifice of “big government” changing who...

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    Language Program and NextGen Ideas for the Future
    Bob Hemmer, Editor in Chief, Pearson

    More and more, language learners and instructors are implementing a blend of new strategies, technologies, and practices that transform experiences. This session explores some of the new considerations that a move to digital has for language programs. The facilitator...

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    Maximizing Student Learning: Practical Tips for Pair and Small-Group Activities
    Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro, University of Iowa

    Pair and small-group activities lie at the heart of communicative language teaching. They increase student talk, remove the instructor from center stage, and create optimal conditions for the negotiation of meaning and metalinguistic talk that promote acquisition. But these...

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    Up Close and Personal: Enhancing Learning through Personalization in the Second Language (L2) Classroom
    Holly J. Nibert, The Ohio State University

    Recent brain research suggests that our ability to learn is deeply rooted in relationships. Both the teacher-learner relationship and the emotional environment of learning affect learner performance. Activities within Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) typically focus on relationship building and...

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    Strangers to Ourselves: The Limits, Sources, Advantages, and Disadvantages of Self-Knowledge
    Dr. Timothy D. Wilson

    The study of self-knowledge—how well people know their own attitudes, beliefs, feelings, motives, and traits—has had a checkered history in psychology, but has become a well-researched topic with important theoretical and practical implications. Researchers have examined three types of...

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    The Jigsaw Classroom: The Birth and Resurgence of an Idea
    Dr. Elliot Aronson

    In this webinar, Professor Aronson talks informally about the human back story of the invention of the jigsaw classroom and how, after a slow start, it has gradually caught on and is now being used in thousands of classrooms...

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    Law & Order (& Psychology): Applying Social Psychology to the Legal System
    Sam Sommers

    Mistaken conviction. Grand jury indictment decisions. There remains no shortage of controversies regarding various processes and outcomes in the contemporary legal system. Social psychology provides both theoretical lens and methodological framework for contributing to the assessment of such phenomena....

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    Learning Catalytics Activities in Calculus
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    Przemyslaw Bogacki, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

    Learning Catalytics is a bring‑your‑own device student engagement, assessment, and classroom intelligence system with graphical question types that are particularly well-suited to the mathematics classroom. Professor Bogacki will discuss Learning Catalytics activities he incorporates into his single-variable calculus course....

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    The Path Less Completed
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    Amy Getz, Strategic Implementation Lead at the Charles A. Dana Center

    Hosted by Inside Higher Ed “Developmental math is a burial ground for the aspirations of myriad students.” These are ominous words from Dr. Uri Treisman, Founder and Executive Director of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of...

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    Measuring Mastery, Not Time: Competency-based Learning and the Future of Higher Education
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    Burgeoning college costs and constrained public budgets have engendered a national conversation on higher education innovation in the US. Competency-based education (CBE), where students earn credit based on how much they learn rather than how much time they spend...

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